Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Hoola Hooula Lahui

What is the Hoola Hoolua Lahui?
a.                  A Hawaiian women’s organization similar to the Relief Society
b.                  A Hawaiian young people organization similar to the Young Men’s and Woman’s organization
c.                   The pioneer version of the hoola hoop
d.                  Hawaiian square dancing
Yesterday’s answer:
a.                  The Savior
From the life of Elizabeth Jefford Drake Roundy:  At twelve years old she had a vision of truth and error, in which the Savior appeared and told her to follow his teachings, in which case all would be well with her. This vision was repeated three times, the last time when she was nearly twenty years old. She had enquired into the creeds of the different churches near her home, but could not believe any of them, and on the vision being repeated the third time she decided to leave home and go to London, where, among so many people, she thought she would surely find some who served God aright. In December, 1851, she attended a meeting of the Aldenham Street branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Elder Jacob Gate’s was the preacher on that occasion, and in his sermon he portrayed the vision she had seen, and the last words of his discourse were almost the identical words which the Savior had uttered to her in the vision. At the close of the meeting she gave her name in for baptism, and she was accordingly baptized, Dec. 31, 1851.

Andrew Jenson, L.D.S Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901) Vol. 1, 809.

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